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Shanghai American School:  Head of School

Marcel Gauthier


In May of 2015, after an international search, the Shanghai American School Board of Trustees appointed me as Head of School beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Officially I began my tenure on August 1 of this year. Previously, I served for two years as Deputy Head of School at SAS on our Puxi Campus. Prior to my arrival in China, I served for six years as Assistant Head of School at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah.

Concordia International School:  Elementary School Assistant Principal

Drew Gerdes


Drew Gerdes has been named Elementary School Assistant Principal at Concordia International School Shanghai. He has sixteen years experience working in early childhood education in the U.S.

QSI International School of Phuket:  Director

Brian Gerbracht


Mr. Brian Gerbracht started April 2016 as the Director of the QSI International School of Phuket in Phuket, Thailand. He is joined by his wife and youngest daughter. Mr. Gerbracht has been an administrator since 2005 and has worked internationally in Athens, Greece

Beijing BISS International School:  Secondary School Principal

Antony Geralis


Mr. Antony Geralis is now the Secondary School Principal at Beijing BISS International School, where he was formerly Assistant Principal-DP. He has been working as a teacher, learner, and qualified examiner for more than 22 years.

QSI International School of Zhuhai:  Director

Cliff Geis-Poage


Mr. Cliff Geis-Poage has accepted the Director position at the QSI International School of Zhuhai in Zhuhai, China. He will be accompanied by his wife, Becky, and their 12 year-old son. Mr. Geis-Poage has been an administrator with QSI since 2008, serving in Shekou, China, and most recently as Director of the QSI International School of Brindisi, Italy

American School Foundation of Monterrey:  MSHS Assistant Principal for Teaching & Learning

Andrea Fossum


Andrea Fossum joins ASFM (American School Foundation of Monterrey) as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Middle and High School. Prior to this recent appointment, she served the International School of Islamabad (Pakistan) community from 2009-2016 as Secondary Principal as well as K-12 Librarian and Secondary History teacher. While at ISOI, Andrea was involved in NESA as a member of the Wider Circle. She is also a part-time faculty member for the online teacher certification program TEACHNOW.

Beijing BISS International School:  Head of School

Randy Eplin


Mr. Randal Eplin is the new Head of School Beijing BISS International School. He was the former Secondary Principal at Beijing BISS International School.

Mr. Eplin is an American who has lived overseas for fifteen years with his family. He is married to his lovely wife Lori and they have five children; their youngest son is with them here at BISS. As the Head of School he enjoys working with everyone in the BISS community. He has two undergraduate degrees, a masters degree and is currently working on a doctorate at the University of Liverpool. He is a black belt instructor in Tae Kwon Do with the United States Chung Do Kwon Association.

QSI Almaty International School:  Director

Dr. Mitch Elswick


Dr. Mitch Elswick has accepted the Director position at QSI's Almaty International School in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Most recently, Dr. Elswick served as Director of the QSI International School of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro. Before that, he directed QSI's Ashgabat International School in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. His wife, Lindsay Elswick, and twin boys will join him in Almaty.

Leman International School:  PE Teacher

Julie Strait


Teaching grades 1-7 at this Sichuan International School

American International School of Niamey:  Director

Jeffrey Duckett


Jeffrey Duckett is now Director of the American International School of Niamey, in Niger. Mr. Duckett was previously the Deputy Head of School at Khartoum International Community School (KICS) in Khartoum, Sudan. He was previously Director of Technology at KICS before being appointed Deputy Head of School. He has also held teaching and administrative positions in Dubai, UAE and in Cairo, Egypt.

American International School Chennai:  Elementary School Principal

Keryn Dowling


Keryn Dowling is joining the American International School Chennai as the new Elementary School Principal. She was previously the Early Childhood and Lower School Curriculum Coordinator at Zurich International School and has also worked in Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, Austria and the UK.

Mazapan School:  Superintendent

Courtney Cullum


I feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as the head of Mazapan School, La Ceiba, Honduras, as it is a school with a rich history of 88 years, founded upon principles of excellence, character, and community, and a place that is near and dear to my heart. Mazapan School is a company owned school, serving Standard Fruit de Honduras, a subsidiary of Dole Fresh Fruit International, as well as the local community. My past appointments include serving as the Nursery through Grade 12 Principal of Mazapan School. I also served as the Interim Curriculum Coordinator, Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator, and Science Lab Teacher and Grade 4 teacher through several years at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Prior to that, I worked in Bryan, Texas, U.S.A. as an art teacher at Anson Jones Elementary.

Boston School International:  Headmaster

Paul Combs


Paul Combs has been appointed as the Headmaster of Boston School International for 2016-17 in Panama City, Panama. His wife, Antoinette, has joined him as the school's 5th grade teacher. Paul has served as a deputy Principal, Principal and a Director at international schools in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Lebanon, Guatemala and most recently in Curitiba, Brazil.

American International School of Conakry:  Director

Sarah Chevaillier


Sarah Chevaillier has been appointed Director for the American International School of Conakry in Conakry, Guinea. She was previously the Director of Marymount in the Schools in California and also consults with Knightwater Learning Solutions. She has worked as Principal of NES International School in Mumbai, India, and has also taught at international schools in China, India and Germany. After earning a BA at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA at Michigan State, she recently completed an MBA in International Management.

American School of Braasilia:  Upper School Director of Teaching and Learning

Katrina Charles


Katrina Charles has been appointed Upper School Director of Teaching and Learning at American School of Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil. Previously, Katrina was (and still is) IB Coordinator at American School of Brasilia

QSI International School of Dushanbe:  Director

Kimberly Black


Mrs. Kimberley Black has accepted the Director position at QSI International School of Dushanbe in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Her husband, Ken, will be teaching upper elementary students. Mrs. Black has served with QSI since 2011 as a classroom teacher in Kyiv, Ukraine and as a QSI administrator at Almaty International School in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

International School of Panama:  Assistant Principal (HS)

James Mattiace


James is the new assistant principal in charge of academic affairs and behavior at the high school. An 18 year veteran of the classroom, he brings a variety of tech, management, and organizational skills, plus a raft of PTC courses.

Canadian International School of Hong Kong:  Interim Head of School

David Baird


David has recently been appointed the Interim Head of School at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. David and his wife Marie, have travelled the world extensively as teachers and administrators and have held posts at the Prem Center in Chiangmai, UNIS Hanoi, the Bill Mason Centre in Ontario, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC as well as Lester Pearson College UWC. David also has been a team leader for a number of CIS team visits. They are both excited to be in Asia again in such an amazing school and vibrant city.

Tashkent International School:  Director

Myna Anderson


Myna Anderson took on the mantle of Director at Tashkent International School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan starting in July 2016. Myna has served in several international schools since 1992, as a teacher, coordinator of multiple programs, administrator, coach, elementary and secondary principal and accreditation leader. She has a broad range of experience with all three IB programs and has taught and/or coordinated programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Myna approaches her first headship role with experience from Lincoln School in Katmandu, Nepal; International School of Yangon in Rangoon, Burma; Harare International School in Harare, Zimbabwe; Khartoum International Community School in Khartoum, Sudan: Lahore American School, Pakistan; and ABA-An IB World School in Muscat, Oman. Myna holds MA degrees from Teachers College of Columbia University and Michigan State University.

Fukuoka International School:  Secondary School Principal

Paul McKenzie


Paul McKenzie has been appointed Secondary School Principal at Fukuoka International School. Having held the same position at the International School of Ouagadougou, Mr. McKenzie is returning to Japan after 20 years of international K12 teaching and administrative experience.

Beijing City International School:  Head of School

Chris Akin


Chris Akin will join Beijing City International School (BCIS) as the next Head of School starting in July 2017. For 2016-17 Chris will transition with Ted Sharp, BCIS' current head while acting as Executive Director for Special Projects. Chris has served i international schools in Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Switzerland and Indonesia.

The American School in Switerland:  Academic Dean Middle School

Timothy Fitzgerald


Timothy Fitzgerald is now the Academic Dean of TASIS Middle School. Previously he was an administrator at Ruamrudee international School in Bangkok, Thailand and Saigon South International School in Vietnam. He has taught at International School Bangkok, American School in Milan and Scofield Magnet Middle School in Stamford, CT USA.

American School of Valencia:  Preschool and Elementary Principal

Ann C. Kox


American School of Valencia is proud to welcome Dr. Ann C. Kox as the Preschool and Elementary Principal. Dr. Kox has served for the past three years as the Superintendent of the Wausaukee School District in Wisconsin (USA). Prior to her work in Wausaukee, Dr. Kox served as the Elementary and Middle School Principal at the American School of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Intermediate and Middle School Principal in the Waterloo School District (Wisconsin, USA), and as the Assistant Director of Special Education for the Cooperative Educational Service Agency.

Dr. Kox holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in English and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College. She holds multiple certifications as a Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Pupil Services, English and Special Education.

American School of Puerto Vallarta:  General Director

Lisa Langley


Ms Lisa Langley, M.S., has been appointed General Director at the American School of Puerto Vallarta. After serving for over sixteen years as Director of Admissions & College Guidance, she takes on her new role as our school's leader, guiding us to continue to thrive as a multicultural learning community. She is taking over the reigns from our school founder, Mr. Gerald Selitzer, who decided to retire this year after 30 years as our Director.

Hawera Primary School:  Year 2 Teacher

Lauren Wanstall


A driven, passionate, well organised and caring teacher. I have high expectations of myself, my colleagues and my students, along with a great sense of humour. One of my most important beliefs is to know my students and recognise their different learning needs, understand them and apply them to the learning so that children can successfully achieve their learning goals. I am enthusiastic and passionate for creating positive and supportive learning experiences for my students, so they can strengthen and grow their existing capabilities and discover new capabilities.

North Jakarta Intercultural School:  Head of School

Markus W. Baloun


Markus W. Baloun was appointed Head of School at North Jakarta Intercultural School as of June 2016. During 2015/2016 he served at NJIS as the principal. Prior his move to Indonesia he worked in four different countries as an international educator and administrator.

S.A. Escuela Bella Vista:  Secondary Principal

Jonathan Chenier


Jonathan Chenier is now the Secondary Principal at Escuela Bella Vista in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He brings fourteen years of experience in international schools in Mexico and Colombia, the last ten as an administrator. He is also a doctoral candidate in Drexel University's Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Management.

The American School of Mallorca:  Principal

Emmanuel Lacoste


Saipan International School:  Headmaster

Ronald Snyder


Ron Snyder has been appointed the new Headmaster at Saipan International School, starting in summer 2016. Ron has worked in 9 countries over his 24 years in international education and is moving to Saipan from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

American Embassy School:  High School Assistant Principal

Iftekhar Syed


IFTEKHAR SYED has been appointed as the High School Assistant Principal at the American Embassy School - New Delhi. He has been an educator for the last fourteen years in middle and high schools in Los Angeles, California, and in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before joining AES-New Delhi, he was the Dean of Students at American International School Dhaka. Iftekhar has a MA in Educational Leadership and Policy from the California State University -­ Northridge.

American Embassy School:  Elementary School Principal

Nada Collins


NADA COLLINS is the new Elementary School Principal at the American Embassy School – New Delhi. Nada has worked as the Elementary Principal at Graded-The American School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also worked at Casablanca American School, Schutz American School-Egypt, and the International School of Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso. Ms. Collins received an MA Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Finally, she earned a Post-­Master in Educational Psychology from The College of New Jersey.

American Embassy School:  Director

Ellen Stern


ELLEN DEITSCH STERN is the new Director at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India starting July 2016. Ms. Stern was a teacher, principal, and head of an independent school in the US before going overseas. Following eight years as director of the Anglo-American School in Moscow and St Petersburg, she has served as the interim head of school in ten schools in the last thirteen years. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Ernest Mannino International Superintendent of the Year Award. Ms. Stern is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe and has an MA degree from Teachers College of Columbia University

American Cooperative School of Tunis:  Secondary School Principal

Philippe Caron-Audet


Originally from Quebec City, Canada, Philippe Caron-Audet has spent the last thirteen years teaching abroad. He has worked in Switzerland, the Czech Republic. and Tunisia. This July, after five years as head of the World Language department, he was appointed Secondary School Principal at the American School of Tunis.

Escuela Las Morochas:  Director

Rafael Serna


I come from México, where I got my start as a teacher and administrator. I work for American School of Torreon, México (CAT), for six years in a different positions, including IT Support and Computer Science Teacher, place where I learn the meaning of be an international teacher, grow as a person and learning a lot how to handle 1,600 students, I left wonderful friends who teach me a lot like Mr. Maklouf Oyed (Actually CAT Director), Mr. Eros Munoz (International Teacher), and many teacher who works side by side during those six years, Thanks to these Experiences, I realized that my love is being part of a School, then I move to Escuela Carlos Pereyra, another important School for another six years, as a Computer Science Teacher, Tech Coordinator, Upper School Subdirector, IT Coordinator and Academic Director, where I learn everything about how to administrate a School from both sides, in the Academic side, learning how to deal with parents, students and teachers, how to help your students and teacher from different parts of the school, and economically leading institutional school planning for the next 5 years. In my new role with ELM as a Director our priority is to give our best for our students, focus in the most important goal for the school, prepare our students academically and prepared for this changing world

American School of Bilbao:  PYP Coordinator

Keelin Swalve


A passion for the Spanish language, culture and people brought Keelin to Spain over 20 years ago, where she studied Spanish and later began her journey in international education at the Benjamin Franklin International school in Barcelona. She has held a variety of teaching and leadership positions over the years. Keelin is delighted to join the American School of Bilbao as PYP Coordinator this fall.

Verdala International School, Malta:  Elementary Principal

Jonathan Butcher


Jonathan Butcher was appointed as the Elementary Principal of Verdala International School, Malta in August 2016. Jon was serving as Grade Level Leader at Zurich International School, Switzerland before, where he also chaired the Makerspace Action Research Project as part of the ZIS Innovates Committee. Previous to this, he was House Master at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, Australia.

NIST International School:  Head of School

Brett Penny


Before taking on the role of Head of School in 2016, Mr. Brett Penny served as the Head of Elementary from 2011 after eight years in Switzerland, where he held the position of Primary Principal of the Inter-Community School Zurich. After a successful teaching career in his home country of New Zealand, Brett commenced his career in international education, working at NIST from 2000 – 2003 as a year 6 teacher and the year 6 coordinator.

Cebu International School:  IBDP Coordinator

Maria Socorro "Choco" Laplana


Maria Socorro "Choco" Laplana has been appointed as IBDP Coordinator at Cebu International School in Cebu, Philippines. Choco also continues to serve as the school's Curriculum and Accreditation Coordinator, as well as teaching IBDP Psychology.

Naseem International School:  Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Leovino De la Cruz


Leovino De la Cruz aka Benny has been appointed as Teaching and Learning Coordinator at Naseem International School for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Prior to joining NIS in 2012 as an Elementary teacher and as a Math Coordinator, Benny worked as an Elementary teacher and as an ES Math Coordinator in Cebu International School in the Philippines and has been in international education for the past 8 years.

International School of Beijing:  World Languages Director

David Wu


Hailing from San Francisco, David Wu joins the International School of Beijing as World Languages Director for the 2016-17 school year. David holds an A.B. in Romance Languages from Harvard University and a MA in Education from San Francisco State University. David comes to ISB after 15 years of working in Hong Kong as the Regional Native speaking English Teacher for the Education Bureau.

International School of Beijing:  Elementary Assistant Principal

Brian Byrne


Brian Byrne joins the International School of Beijing as Elementary Assistant Principal for the 2016-17 school year. Originally from Connecticut, Brian holds an M.S. in Leadership and Administration from Sacred Heart University, a M.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport and a B.S. in Business Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Brian holds both administrative and teaching certificates from the Connecticut State Department of Education. Prior to moving to Beijing, Brian was the lower school vice principal at Shanghai Community International School for 3 years.

The American School of Antananarivo:  PK-12 Principal

Steve Vis


Mr. Steve Vis is the new PK-12 Principal at the American School of Antananarivo in Madagascar. He has been an international school educator for the past fourteen years, with experience teaching at the elementary and middle school levels and serving as PYP Coordinator.

Cebu International School:  Elementary Assistant Principal/ PYP Coordinator

Maike Silver


Maike Silver has been appointed to the Elementary Assistant Principal/ PYP Coordinator position at Cebu International School in Cebu, Philippines. She transitioned from her previous role as PYP Coordinator at the same school. Maike is also an experienced PYP workshop leader, consultant and has been involved in different projects for the International Baccalaureate Organization, including the development of new workshops and curricular material.

ACS Hillingdon International School:  High School Assistant Principal

Christine Lipsey


Christine Lipsey has been appointed the High School Assistant Principal and Diploma Coordinator at ACS Hillingdon International School in London. She will be transitioning from her position of Secondary Deputy Principal at MEF International School Istanbul.

The Magellan International School:  Deputy Head of School

Erika Velez


Erika Velez is now Deputy Head of School at The Magellan International School in Austin, Texas, USA.

United Nations International School of Hanoi:  PYP Coordinator

Angela Meikle


Angela Meikle joins the United Nations International School of Hanoi as Elementary School Curriculum Coordinator for the 2016-17 school year. Originally from California, Angela holds a M.A. in Leadership and Administration, and B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development. She works actively as a member of the International Baccalaureate Educator Network as a workshop leader, visiting team leader and member, consultant, quality school’s curriculum reviewer and field representative. Prior to moving to Vietnam, Angela was the PYP Coordinator at the Western Academy of Beijing

Walworth Barbour American International School:  Director of Teaching and Learning

Hannah Nancy Thein


Hannah has been appointed as the new Director of Teaching and Learning at the Walworth Barbour American International School of Israel. She begins this position with experience as a School-wide Assessment and Data Coordinator, ELL/LS Coordinator, and co-principal, and also has taught grades K-8 and college. She has worked at international schools in Ecuador, Austria, and Ethiopia and in Vermont schools in the USA. She holds a Master’s in TESOL from St. Michael’s College and a principal certification.

ISE International School:  Secondary School Principal

Kristen Korczynski-Knudsen


Kristen Korczynski (Knudsen) has been appointed the new secondary school principal at The International School of the Eastern Seaboard in Thailand. She has enjoyed working as a teacher, CAS Coordinator, and K-12 Coordinator at ISE over the last eight years. She previously taught in Egypt and Switzerland.

The Magellan International School:  Primary Head of School

Erika Velez


Erika Velez has been appointed Head of Primary at The Magellan International School in Austin, Texas. Previously, Erika was First Grade Teacher (2years), Support Services and Resource Coordinator (1year), Deputy Head of School and Support Services and Resource Coordinator (2years) and now Deputy Head of School and Head of Primary at the same school. Her previous experience includes working at The Atlanta International School in Atlanta, Georgia- USA , British International College and Altamira International School in Barranquilla Colombia- South America. Erika is an experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) Administrator, Learning Specialist, Teacher, Leader, Differentiated Instruction Coach-Trainer, IB workshop leader and site visitor, and skilled presenter in different educational topics such as: learning disabilities, inclusion, differentiated instruction, Assessment, Literacy and Spanish immersion, reading, special intervention programs for children with learning disabilities amongst other. Knowledgeable and with great teaching practice in Spanish immersion and language acquisition. Enthusiastic and creative about designing new programs. A skillful multi-tasker and creative international open-minded educator who knows and understands a variety of unique instructional strategies, programs and curriculum to help students learn and succeed in an interchanging world. A visionary leader.

American School of Brasilia:  Lower School Director of Teaching and Learning

Matthew Hajdun